About 48 million adults in the U.S., and 90,000 in D.C., read below a fifth-grade level. But for eight local adults, that\’s no longer the case.
U.S. Department of Education estimates show that 11 percent of Maryland adults aged 16 or older lack basic prose literacy skills — the ability to read and answer questions about readings. With a lack of funding in adult education making it difficult to address the problem, groups like the Literacy Council are filling the gaps left by schools.
Book nerds: Today you get to hold your head up high. Our nation\’s capital has been ranked as the most literate city, according to a new study, that also shows literary enlightenment is not necessarily tied to wealth.